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Man branded woman ‘Madge from Benidorm’ during violent attack on night out


Sam Hunter was found guilty of assault (Picture: Huddersfield Examiner/MEN)

A man called a woman ‘Madge from Benidorm’ and a ‘wrinkly old slag’ before attacking her during a night out to celebrate a 50th birthday.

Sam Hunter hurled abuse at Catherine Richardson, poured a dog bowl full of water on her head and hit her in the face, a court heard.

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The 25-year-old launched his attack after a row with Ms Richardson’s friend over a taxi in Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire.

Philip Danielson, chairman of the bench at Kirkless magistrates, said: ‘We found that you pushed Ms Richardson with such force that she fell backwards and hit her elbows and head.

‘You said you acted in self-defence but we find that the prosecution have proved beyond reasonable doubt that you assaulted her.’


The defendant attacked the woman on a night out (Picture: Huddersfield Examiner/MEN)

He branded his victim ‘Madge from Benidorm’ (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

The former tip firm boss was also found guilty of criminal damage to a mobile phone after he stamped on it as another woman called police.

Hunter, of Boothroyd Lane, Dewsbury, had denied criminal damage and two charges of assault.

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Magistrates extended his current 26-week suspended sentence by three months.

He must also abide by a curfew and pay Ms Richardson £200 compensation, £175 compensation to another woman for damaging the phone, £400 court costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

Hunter was cleared of assaulting Ms Richardson’s friend Alexandra Howarth.

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